A38 closed for 11 nights
By Matt Hall | 17th August 2021
Gloucestershire County Council has started vital resurfacing on the A38 in Tewkesbury this week to repair damage caused by the summer heatwave.
The council said the surface dressing on the road had deteriorated following the high temperatures from last month and as a result, it is working with partners Ringway and Euro Surface Treatments to carry out emergency measures to keep the road safe.
A fine grit had been dusted on the road to soak up the surface material which had melted in the heat, but unfortunately it could not be saved and a full resurfacing is needed.
The carriageway is being resurfaced overnight from August 16 - 31.
In total, the resurfacing will take 11 nights to complete; however to help minimise disruption, the council said works will be done in two phases and take place between 7pm to 7am (excluding weekends and the bank holiday Monday).
Once the work has been completed, the road will have an expected life of 20 years.
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, and county councillor for Tewkesbury East, said: "We're laying a brand new surface on this popular road which forms part of our £150 million investment to improve Gloucestershire's highways. By carrying out the resurfacing overnight we will keep disruption to a minimum.
"I would like to thank road users and the local community here in Tewkesbury for their patience while our crews carry out this important work."
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